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To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution
of 1956, the Embassies of Australia,
and the United States
of America, as well as the International Centre
for Democratic Transition, the Regional Offices of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the Italian
Institute of Culture, with the cooperation of the Embassies of Denmark
and the United
Kingdom, will organize an international conference on September 28-29, 2006.
MTI - Hungarian News Agency
The conference will be held at the Italian
Institute of Culture, which served as the home for the first Hungarian Parliament
between 1866 and 1902. The title of the conference will be "1956 and
Hungary: The Memory of Eyewitnesses - In Search of Freedom and Democracy".
The conference will review the events of
the 1950's era, from the point of view of participants and will be based on the
personal experience of those who left Hungary after the Revolution, who found
a new home in our countries, and have contributed to their development. Remembrance
and vision of the future will be the keys to the interpretation of the events
that shook the world, a memento of international solidarity provided for those
who fight for freedom and democracy.
The conference will be open to the public,
targets the younger generations, and aims to contribute to
the formation of a shared memory.
An exhibit of books, documents
and photos, as well as a retrospective screening
of films and documentaries coming from the countries concerned, will take
place parallel to the conference.